Burning Plastic Waste – Incineration – Is It A Good Or Bad Idea?

There is an old saying in golf and life – that you have to play the ball where it lies. This means that we can not imagine we are in another place or situation – we have to act on the current circumstances. Burning plastic waste through incineration plants is back on the potential policy agenda in Australia and many other countries.   We ask today is that a good…

Waste Management Compost: Should We Use Our Trash As Fertiliser?

In light of the ongoing recycling crisis in Australia – some councils and State Governments are again talking about using waste management compost – i.e. basically using treated general waste from commercial and council red bins as compost – for many purposes.   In today’s blog – we will cover that issue – and ask is it a good idea – and is it something we actually want to be…

Plastic Roads Australia: Is The Use Of Plastic In Road Construction Smart?

We have covered in previous blogs how countries overseas such as the first plastic road in India have been pioneers in roads made from plastic waste. This trend is now in Australia – with the first plastic roads Australia being trialled in Tasmania.     In today’s blog – we will ask whether plastic road construction is actually a good idea – or is it just delaying a problem for…

General rubbish removal: What Waste Collection Will Look Like in 2025

General rubbish removal: a smart person once told me that you know you are getting old when everything seemed to happen 20 years ago – and when you can not believe what year football players were born in! When you think the Prime Minister looks young – you really are getting old! Waster likes to keep our readers ahead of the curve and offer then the latest waste and recycling…

Can You Recycle Aluminium Foil In 2019 – And Help the Environment?

Can You Recycle Aluminium Foil?: One of my favourite American pronunciations of a normal word is aluminum for aluminium i.e. like a -luh-min-num”. It is up there with a pant suit, sidewalk and a jello sandwich for me (I wore a leisure suit whilst eating a peanut butter and jello hogie on the sidewalk then filled my automobile with gas!). Anyway – back to the task in hand. It is…

What Can Be Recycled?: How Packaging Can Make Recycling Tricky

What Can Be Recycled?: at Waster we promote recycling all different types of waste for a number of reasons – firstly – it is good for the environment, and it can usually save customers significant amounts of money (this is due to the valuable commodities such as cardboard, plastic and metal being recycled and sold on to end users – that certainly is much better than being disposed of in…

Resource Recovery Centre: How Materials Are Recycled From Waste

Resource Recovery Centre: if you have been procuring commercial waste management or recycling services for any period of time, you will have heard varying and competing claims by waste companies as to how they will recycle your waste and how they are more environmentally friendly than other operators(with better facilities etc). Today we will walk through some of the types of resource recovery centre and MRF ( Materials Recovery Facilities)…

Why Recycling Is A Waste Of Time! – We Look At The Evidence

If you are a regular reader of our blogs – you will be surprised to see a blog entitled – “why recycling is a waste of time”. The recycling is a waste of time argument is more common than you may expect – and we believe that some very valuable conclusions can be gained from it.   In today’s blog – we will cover issues such as misconceptions in the…

Queensland Waste Levy: How Will A Delay Impact Your Bin Prices?

The implementation of not of a Queensland Waste Levy – has been one of the hottest topics in the world of Australian waste management and recycling in recent years. It has attracted lots of media attention – such as on the ABC (not always positive) show on the waste industry – War On Waste.     The lack of a Queensland waste levy – has produced strange market anomalies in…

Central Waste And Recycling Environmental: QLD Government Guide

Central Waste and Recycling Contracts: To help business minimise their environmental footprint and waste management spend, the Queensland Government has produced a very useful pdf document that is free to download entitled Rethink Waste, A Guide to Reviewing Waste and Recycling Contracts.   The document can be accessed via our waste resources page (alongside a lot of other useful information. If you live on the Goldie you can check out a…